Capernaum is a place where according to the New Testament; Jesus powerfully healed, delivered and spoke in the synagogue during His ministry. The beautiful little village of Capernaum is situated right on the Galilee bordering the territories of Zebulon and Naphtali.
You can visit the remains of the ancient Roman synagogue from the times of Jesus, which was built with the local (black) basalt rock.
"And they went into Capernaum; and straightway on the Sabbath day he entered into the synagogue, and taught." Mark 1:21
This site is also believed to be the apostle Peter’s house, as discovered by archaeological excavations. Later a church was built over his house that was constructed in his honor by the early Christians.
The most impressive remains at Capernaum are those of the beautiful White Synagogue, partially reconstructed of dressed stones. Many decorative fragments once ornamented its exterior. This was most likely a traditional Jewish synagogue probably dating from the late third century. The actual date of the White Synagogue is a matter of some controversy.
In the book of Matthew chapter 4 Jesus chooses the fishermen as disciples:
"And Jesus, walking by the sea of Galilee, saw two brethren, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea: for they were fishers. And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men. And they straightway left their nets, and followed him. And going on from thence, he saw other two brethren, James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, in a ship with Zebedee their father, mending their nets; and he called them. And they immediately left the ship and their father, and followed him." Matthew 4:18
The natural beauty that surrounds Capernaum provides the perfect setting for spiritual growth and recreational outdoor activities like horseback riding, hiking and fishing.